FAQ:

Fedora:
o) Why can't I playing some YouTube videos (HTML5 error) and where can I get the codecs to run H.264 videos?  Solution

General (CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro, ...):
o) Kernel panic error (sync fail) at various distributions when starting the installation:

    I don't know exactly why this error occures but I found a solution which is working for me:
    Edit the GRUB bootloader entry and attach the following parameters (you have to use all 3!):

    acpi=off noapic nomodeset

    Now the kernel should boot without an error. I'll hope this will help you! It worked for me at CentOS 7 and Ubuntu Server 18.04.